Diminutive of CORA. It was borne by Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), the wife of Martin Luther King.
Yiddish diminutive of DAVID.
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
Diminutive of HEDVIG. This is the name of the heroine of the play 'Hedda Gabler' (1890) by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.... Read
Armenian form of BALTHAZAR.
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of ZECHARIAH.... Read
Means "flower" in Tamazight.
From a surname that was derived from an Old English place name meaning "horse spring".... Read
Finnish form of NOAH (1).
Means "cherry" in French.
Means "famous people", derived from the Germanic elements theud "people" and mari "famous".... Read
Armenian form of LEON. This was the name of several kings of Cilician Armenia, including the first king Levon I the Magnificent.... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성훈 (see SEONG-HUN).... Read
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Spanish form of CHRISTOPHER.
From an English surname of Old French origin meaning either "measure", originally denoting one who was an assayer, or "pledge", referring to a moneylender. It was popularized as a given name by a character from the book 'Pet Sematary' (1983) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1989).... Read
Roman family name that was probably derived from Latin domitus meaning "having been tamed".... Read
Spanish form of BENEDICT. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Juárez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Juárez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II.... Read
Means "follow me home" in Yoruba.
Russian form of RUTH (1).
Ancient Greek form of EUDOCIA.
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
Slovene form of THADDEUS.
Older Irish form of EOGHAN.
From Japanese 翔 (shou) meaning "soar, glide" and 太 (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji are also possible.... Read
Spanish and Slovak form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).... Read
From Sino-Korean 永 (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" or 泳 (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with 煥 (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous". Other hanja combinations are possible as well.... Read
Means "crucifix" in Italian.
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
French feminine form of FLAVIAN.
Means "hummingbird" in Hebrew.
Macedonian form of BENJAMIN.
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)). This is the name traditionally given to the Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well (see John 4:7). She is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Church.... Read
Arabic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
Modern Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
Means "victorious" in Esperanto.
Diminutive of HENRIETTA and other names ending with etta or ette.... Read
This name became popular after the Battle of Alma (1854), which took place near the River Alma in Crimea and ended in a victory for Britain and France. However, the name was in rare use before the battle; it was probably inspired by Latin almus "nourishing". It also coincides with... Read
Biblical Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Means "little light", derived from Romanian lumina "light" combined with a diminutive suffix.... Read
From a surname that originally belonged to a person who came from Chester, an old Roman settlement in Britain. The name of the settlement came from Latin castrum "camp, fortress".... Read
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISAIAH.
Means "god, spiritual being" in Igbo, referring to the personal spiritual guardian that each person is believed to have. Christian Igbo people use it as a name for the personal Christian god. This can also be a short form of the many Igbo names that begin with this element.... Read
Short form of BOGDANA, YORDANA or GORDANA.
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".... Read
Variant of AUDREY, used since the 19th century.
Greek form of TÉLESPHORE.
Means "bright soul" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian jan meaning "soul, life".... Read
From an occupational surname meaning "weaver", derived from Old English webba.... Read
Means "leader, guidance, love" in Sanskrit.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현우 (see HYEON-U).... Read
Short form of CYRUS or CYRIL.
Welsh form of JOHN and a Polish form of IVAN.
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "ore hill" in Old English.... Read
Uyghur elaboration of PATIME using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".... Read
Means "affectionate" in Greek, a derivative of φιλημα (philema) "kiss". Philemon was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.... Read
Hungarian form of ANASTASIUS.
From an English surname meaning "triangular" (from Old English gara), originally referring to someone who lived on a triangular piece of land. A famous bearer is American writer Gore Vidal (1925-).... Read
Belarusian form of BORIS.
German and Czech form of ALOYSIUS.
Form of BEELZEBUB used in many modern translations of the New Testament.... Read
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
Javanese form of EKA (1).
From a surname that was derived from a Norman place name. It was occasionally given in honour of preacher Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724).... Read
Derived from Greek ‘εστια (hestia) "hearth, fireside". In Greek mythology Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and domestic activity.... Read
Belarusian form of NADEZHDA.
From a surname that was a variant of PAIGE.
Derived from the Germanic elements ort "point" and run "secret".... Read
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любомир (see LYUBOMIR).... Read
Means "solar disk" in Egyptian. Aton was an Egyptian god of the sun, depicted as a solar disk with long rays extending downwards. The worship of Aton was especially extensive during the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaton, who proclaimed Aton was the only god.... Read
Portuguese form of OPHELIA.
Means "rain" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.... Read